Quaker diaries, journals, commonplace books and small manuscript collections

Material Description


The Haverford College Libraries request support of $59,328 to catalog and describe 166 linear feet of diaries, journals, commonplace books, other manuscript volumes and collections. As a social group, the Quakers had expansive influence in important civil rights issues and beyond. As such, the topics covered by these materials include: slavery and anti-slavery: war and pacifism; gardening and agriculture; mental health issues; Native Americans; science; literature; mysticism; relief and reconstruction; prison reform; travel; colonialism and nationhood; and the American experience over time. The project expose significant scholarly resources that will directly impact teaching, research and the discovery of new knowledge.


Cataloging Hidden Collections

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Theresa Snyder

Collection Size

166 linear feet

Date Range

1750 - 1957

Geographic Scope